Ksenia Anske is creating Books
133
patrons
$1,287
per month

Hello and privet! (Privet is "hello" in Russian.)

Thank you for stopping by my Patreon page.

I'm Ksenia, and I'm a writer and a writing coach (and the Empress of Dark Fantasy—or so my readers like to call me—because I write dark, bloody books).

Patreon is the place where I teach you:

HOW TO WRITE A BOOK IN 12 WEEKS IN ONE DRAFT WITHOUT ANY PRIOR WRITING EXPERIENCE.

Yes, for real.

I'm also writing a book about it with my writing partner. The temporary title is The 12 Acts of Every Story. When you pledge, you get access to it in Google Docs (and to all of my books-in-progress—currently it's the 6-book series T.U.B.E., a Soviet #MeToo thriller).

About me:

I was was born in Moscow, Russia, and came to the US in 1998. I'm the author of dark fantasy short fiction and 7 novels, and the winner of Amtrak Residency Program 2015. My novel Rosehead won Honorary Mention in the YA Category in the Indie Ebook Award 2016, and I'm currently writing a six-book series, T.U.B.E., a Soviet #MeToo thriller (as mentioned above).

About my darkness:

Writing pulled me back from the dead. I wanted to kill myself, but my therapist said, “No. Don’t do it. Write.” So I did, and that unlocked something—something that soon became a torrent. My native Russian ceded to English. I felt like I’ve found my language, like it was safe to tell my stories. I started blogging, then writing flash fiction, then books. Writing became my therapy. Dark beginnings to happiness.

Why I'm here:

I've been writing full-time since 2012 and have spread myself too thin over social media and by taking on too many clients (I'm also a business coach). Sleep became a luxury, so I had to choose: to work myself into the ground or to find balance and prosper. So in 2018 I've moved EVERYTHING to Patreon—best decision I've ever made.

Where your money will go:

Your pledge is my salary. Think of it as choosing one, two or three college classes per week. How much time can devote to writing/studying every week, and how serious are you about learning how to write a bestseller?

What my patrons are saying:

"Although I’ve been bloodied and gored by Ksenia, she’s taught me how to think before writing. That’s the key: think. It’s not enough to sling words at the page, you have to understand the structure of the story you’re trying to tell. Great stories hang on a sturdy skeleton, and by making sure you have all the bones, you’ll have a fantastic story." 
— Corey E. Ostman, Dragon ($300 per month)

"Thank you, again, for all that you're doing. I'm so blown away by what you've taught so far, and I can't believe I've been writing all my life without having this wisdom imparted upon me. I'm eternally grateful for you and your knowledge. I am at your mercy, Empress of Darkness!"
— Kyle V. Hiller, Bear ($100 per month)

“Ksenia is a talented writer and all around great human. Her upcoming book T.U.B.E. is a weird and twisted thriller that I couldn't put down! As a Patreon supporter, her personal touches are beautiful and her writing advice is invaluable.”
— Liz Pecoraro-Snyder, Wolf ($50 per month)

THANK YOU FOR PLEDGING, AND WELCOME TO OUR TRIBE!

Have more questions? Email me, and I shall answer them all.

Tiers
Wolves
$50 or more per month 7 patrons

Weekly 1hr VOICE Class: How to Write a Book in 12 Weeks (Mon 1:30-2:30PM PST)

✔ Private Discord channels for class homework & feedback

✔ Monthly movie parties with movie structure breakdown

✔ Access to Google docs of all my books in-progress

✔ Early ebook downloads & name in published books

Includes Discord rewards
Bears
$100 or more per month 3 patrons

Weekly 1hr VIDEO Class: How to Write a Book in 12 Weeks (Mon 2:30-3:30PM PST)

✔ Daily priority response on Discord & all social media

✔ Follow-back on all social media

✔ Advance paperbacks

✚ All lower perks

Includes Discord rewards
Dragons
$300 or more per month 1 patron

Monthly Private 1hr VIDEO Call: Work-In-Progress Workshopping & Critique

✔ Voting power on day/time of classes, class format & movie selection for movie parties

✔ Ability to invite any number of guests to any class

✔ Surprise gifts in the mail

✚ All lower perks

Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$1,287 of $2,000 per month
When we reach this goal, I'll be able to quit business coaching, devote all my time to teaching you how to write a book in 12 weeks, and hire an assistant to create the writing templates you've been asking for (and lounging in bathtubs of vodka, of course). Thank you.
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Hello and privet! (Privet is "hello" in Russian.)

Thank you for stopping by my Patreon page.

I'm Ksenia, and I'm a writer and a writing coach (and the Empress of Dark Fantasy—or so my readers like to call me—because I write dark, bloody books).

Patreon is the place where I teach you:

HOW TO WRITE A BOOK IN 12 WEEKS IN ONE DRAFT WITHOUT ANY PRIOR WRITING EXPERIENCE.

Yes, for real.

I'm also writing a book about it with my writing partner. The temporary title is The 12 Acts of Every Story. When you pledge, you get access to it in Google Docs (and to all of my books-in-progress—currently it's the 6-book series T.U.B.E., a Soviet #MeToo thriller).

About me:

I was was born in Moscow, Russia, and came to the US in 1998. I'm the author of dark fantasy short fiction and 7 novels, and the winner of Amtrak Residency Program 2015. My novel Rosehead won Honorary Mention in the YA Category in the Indie Ebook Award 2016, and I'm currently writing a six-book series, T.U.B.E., a Soviet #MeToo thriller (as mentioned above).

About my darkness:

Writing pulled me back from the dead. I wanted to kill myself, but my therapist said, “No. Don’t do it. Write.” So I did, and that unlocked something—something that soon became a torrent. My native Russian ceded to English. I felt like I’ve found my language, like it was safe to tell my stories. I started blogging, then writing flash fiction, then books. Writing became my therapy. Dark beginnings to happiness.

Why I'm here:

I've been writing full-time since 2012 and have spread myself too thin over social media and by taking on too many clients (I'm also a business coach). Sleep became a luxury, so I had to choose: to work myself into the ground or to find balance and prosper. So in 2018 I've moved EVERYTHING to Patreon—best decision I've ever made.

Where your money will go:

Your pledge is my salary. Think of it as choosing one, two or three college classes per week. How much time can devote to writing/studying every week, and how serious are you about learning how to write a bestseller?

What my patrons are saying:

"Although I’ve been bloodied and gored by Ksenia, she’s taught me how to think before writing. That’s the key: think. It’s not enough to sling words at the page, you have to understand the structure of the story you’re trying to tell. Great stories hang on a sturdy skeleton, and by making sure you have all the bones, you’ll have a fantastic story." 
— Corey E. Ostman, Dragon ($300 per month)

"Thank you, again, for all that you're doing. I'm so blown away by what you've taught so far, and I can't believe I've been writing all my life without having this wisdom imparted upon me. I'm eternally grateful for you and your knowledge. I am at your mercy, Empress of Darkness!"
— Kyle V. Hiller, Bear ($100 per month)

“Ksenia is a talented writer and all around great human. Her upcoming book T.U.B.E. is a weird and twisted thriller that I couldn't put down! As a Patreon supporter, her personal touches are beautiful and her writing advice is invaluable.”
— Liz Pecoraro-Snyder, Wolf ($50 per month)

THANK YOU FOR PLEDGING, AND WELCOME TO OUR TRIBE!

Have more questions? Email me, and I shall answer them all.

Recent posts by Ksenia Anske

Tiers
Wolves
$50 or more per month 7 patrons

Weekly 1hr VOICE Class: How to Write a Book in 12 Weeks (Mon 1:30-2:30PM PST)

✔ Private Discord channels for class homework & feedback

✔ Monthly movie parties with movie structure breakdown

✔ Access to Google docs of all my books in-progress

✔ Early ebook downloads & name in published books

Includes Discord rewards
Bears
$100 or more per month 3 patrons

Weekly 1hr VIDEO Class: How to Write a Book in 12 Weeks (Mon 2:30-3:30PM PST)

✔ Daily priority response on Discord & all social media

✔ Follow-back on all social media

✔ Advance paperbacks

✚ All lower perks

Includes Discord rewards
Dragons
$300 or more per month 1 patron

Monthly Private 1hr VIDEO Call: Work-In-Progress Workshopping & Critique

✔ Voting power on day/time of classes, class format & movie selection for movie parties

✔ Ability to invite any number of guests to any class

✔ Surprise gifts in the mail

✚ All lower perks

Includes Discord rewards